One of the best things about having a CNC in the shop is being able to make jigs and fixtures to augment your more traditional tools. These lathe Steady Rests are a good example.
This is a simple but effective steady rest that uses skate wheels so there is little mark off on the parts. costs well under $50.00 to build since we give you the .dxf files for free!
DXF files are available for lathes with swings of 5,6,7,8,9,10 and 12” (bed to spindle center) so most current lathes are covered. We also have a hardware list.